Quincy Smelter, Last of Its Kind

Scott See

Frequent visitors to the Keweenaw Peninsula all seem to know the Quincy Mine with its towering Shaft House. Lesser known, but also historically significant, is the Quincy Smelter off M-26 on the shore of the Keweenaw Waterway in Hancock. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Michigan

Rock Harbor Lodge

Courtesy Guys & Dolls Photography

What if you want to enjoy Isle Royale, but don’t like camping or don’t have the first clue about surviving a night outdoors? No problem. Check in to Michigan’s most remote lodge and the only operating hotel on the island. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Michigan

Copper Peak

Courtesy Copper Peak

Recently I asked Lauren Larsen about how he came to design what was once the tallest – and only – ski-flying facility in the western hemisphere. The story of Michigan's Copper Peak begins in 1968. more

Dec 12, 2014 11:37 AM Michigan

A Visit to Tahquamenon Falls Country

Thomas Brouwer

Near the naturally dark waters of the Tahquamenon River, you'll find waterfalls, good beer, friendly bears, shipwreck history, adventure and beauty. more

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Michigan

Downtown Houghton

Brockit Inc.

Pulling off an entrepreneurial miracle, Houghton managed to make a party – a profitable party – out of what might have been a miserable economic situation when U.S. Highway 41, running on the downtown’s two main streets, was reconstructed. more

Jun 1, 2014 12:00 AM Michigan

Lake Trout Festival

Courtesy Lake Trout Festival

The Baraga County Lake Trout Festival in L’Anse, Michigan, is popular with anglers, but it also has a bike race, a marathon and many other events for families. more

May 30, 2014 10:04 AM Michigan

Marquette Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade

Alison Simmons / Courtesy Marquette Downtown Development Authority

December in downtown Marquette brings two year-end events you don’t want to miss: the Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade and tree lighting, early in the month, and the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. more

Dec 4, 2013 9:19 AM Michigan

Portage Lake Lift Bridge

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

An impressive sight from either Hancock or Houghton, the Portage Lake Lift Bridge is a Keweenaw landmark that ties two cities together – and it's taken on a new role since the last train crossed 31 years ago. more

Oct 10, 2013 8:19 AM Michigan

Marquette Blues Fest

Tom Buchkoe

Two of Marquette’s major summer festivals – Harbor Fest and Marquette Area Blues Fest – reach milestones in 2013 and plan back-to-back special weekends for supporters at Elwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park this August. more

Aug 22, 2013 8:53 AM Michigan 1 Comments

New Boom in the Keweenaw

Adam Johnson / Brockit Inc.

There's an economic boom on the rise in the Keweenaw Peninsula, fueled by the next generation of business families and new entrepreneurs. more

Aug 12, 2013 9:11 AM Michigan

A Gem of a Museum

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

It’s not often you expect to find diamonds, rubies, emeralds, agates and copper nestled alongside each other – especially in the Keweenaw Peninsula. But every one of these minerals can be found at the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum in Houghton. more

Jul 31, 2013 5:05 PM Michigan


Courtesy Feast of the St. Claire

History will come alive this July when reenactors set up displays and camps during Rendezvous in the Sault, a living history festival celebrating the period of 1668 to 1840. more

Jul 16, 2013 10:01 AM Michigan

Nordic Walkers

Courtesy FinnFest USA 2013

An annual celebration of Finland, Finnish American and Finnish culture, FinnFest USA moves to a different city each year. This will be the third year for Hancock as it joins with Houghton as the base for FinnFest 2013, June 19-23. more

Jun 17, 2013 8:57 AM Michigan


Theresa Neal / MDNR

The Upper Peninsula’s dramatic waterfalls draw locals and visitors in spring, summer and fall. But most miss winter views of the impressive falls draped by massive icicles, locking the water’s motion. more

Jan 29, 2013 11:55 AM Michigan



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